The Therapist’s Role in Effective Therapy: Three Key Priorities for Research

The Therapist’s Role in Effective Therapy: Three Key Priorities for Research Adm Policy Ment Health (2017) 44:729–731 DOI 10.1007/s10488-017-0804-3 ORIGINAL PAPER The Therapist’s Role in Effective Therapy: Three Key Priorities for Research Adrian J. Blow   Published online: 2 May 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Therapists and Effective Therapy: Three Key is: “the ability to conceptualize, identify, and understand mental states in the self and others” and the ability to hold Priorities for Research “in mind multiple, concurrent points of view” (found in Cologon et al. 2017 under the heading Reflective Function- This special issue has raised a number of important issues about the role of the therapist in successful therapy out- ing and Therapist Effectiveness). This finding is important in terms of who is selected into this field and for the subse- comes. The studies included in this issue confirm the vari- ability between therapists and their outcomes. In short, quent training of these therapists. It would seem that these abilities, or at a minimum, the potential for reflective func- not all therapists are the same and some therapists achieve superior outcomes than others. These findings tie in with tioning, should be a prerequisite for those who aspire to be therapists. It also calls for more research to see if this find- the Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research Springer Journals

The Therapist’s Role in Effective Therapy: Three Key Priorities for Research

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